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7 Important Points for Financial Aid 

The 7 Important Points all students must know regarding Financial Aid


1. How do I apply for financial aid?
Applying for financial aid is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Simply go to www.FAFSA.gov and fill out a FAFSA application.
AB 540 students can submit a Dream Act application by going to dream.csac.ca.gov.

2. Remember deadlines…
Make sure to submit everything on time so that your financial aid is ready when you need it.

3. What is my status?
The fastest, easiest way to check your status is thru WebAdvisor. You can also call the Financial Aid Office or check in person.

4. When will I receive my financial aid?
To find out the disbursement dates please visit the Disbursement Information page. Also, if you haven't activated or received your Higher One card, make sure to contact the Bursar’s Office.

5. Grades do count...
Learn about the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements on the Satisfactory Academic Progress link on the previous page.

6. Drop if you dare…
Dropping classes can have an effect on your financial aid. Make sure to talk to the Financial Aid Office before dropping any classes.

7. The clock is ticking...
There is a time limit on how long you can receive financial aid, so plan carefully as to how you use your Pell and Cal Grants.